DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has revealed that Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill has not been fired, but rather not hired for future Superman projects.
At yesterday’s press conference where he revealed the roadmap for Gods and Monsters, the first chapter of the revamped DCU, Gunn said that it started with the old DCEU (Man of Steel, with several movies still on the way, including The Flash). ) was asked to be an actor. Included in the new universe.
Despite stating that some decisions were made, Gunn also didn’t reveal much about what those were or whether he made any decisions at all for some actors.
“we have [made decisions]”There are things we don’t know,” he said. “We spoke with Gal. [Gadot]She is ready to do anything. we don’t know what to do with it. “
What Gunn was sure of, however, was the status of the DCEU’s first two premiere actors: Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. “All I can say for now is that Henry and Ben are not part of this universe.
“It’s also important that Henry Cavill hasn’t been fired,” Gunn added. “Henry wasn’t hired as Superman in a Superman movie. He wasn’t under contract for another movie.”
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Speculation surrounding Cavill’s return as Superman began around the time of Black Adam’s premiere. The actor reprized his role with a brief cameo for the first time since 2017’s Justice League..
Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson has regularly spoken out about how his film reset the DCEU. His and Cavill’s characters are destined to fight on screen one dayThis was further escalated by claiming that Cavill was officially back, and Black Adam’s cameo was “a very small taste of what was to come.”
However, things quickly changed once Gunn and co-CEO Peter Safran took over DC Studios, and about six weeks after announcing his return, Cavill posted again that he would not be returning as Man of Steel. was announced.
Instead, Gunn and Saffron’s DCU will see new actors suit up in Superman: Legacy, a story about Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing, which premieres on July 11, 2025. start wearing.
Followed by four movies and five TV shows that make up the first chapter of the DCU. This includes The Brave and the Bold, Supergirl, Batman and Robin from Swamp Thing, and more. See everything announced here.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and UK news editor. He talks about witchers all day long.